According to reports from local media, a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet overshot the runway and ended up partially submerged in Kaneohe Bay at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred during the aircraft’s landing at around 2 p.m. All nine individuals on board the jet managed to safely reach shore. Videos of the aircraft in the water can be found on Instagram.
MCBH spokesperson confirmed the incident and stated that more information would be provided later. The P-8 Poseidon is a versatile aircraft utilized by the Navy for various operations, including submarine hunting and intelligence gathering.
Although no P-8s are permanently stationed in Hawaii, rotational deployments of P-8 units are frequent in the area. The Poseidons remain highly active over different parts of the Pacific, occasionally attracting media attention.
Oil containment booms have been set up around the stranded P-8 as a precautionary measure. The aircraft’s markings suggest it is based at NAS Whidbey Island, one of two primary P-8 bases.
Update: According to Marine Lt. Col. Hailey Harms, a spokesperson for MCBH, the jet was conducting routine training for maritime patrol and reconnaissance at the base. It overshot the runway and skidded into the water during the landing. All nine Navy personnel on board escaped unharmed. The incident, which occurred at 1:57 pm local time, is currently being investigated.
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